Toronto Entertainment District Master Plan

Toronto’s Entertainment District is the vibrant downtown core of our city; busy and bustling with restaurants, night clubs, and, at least in the last decade, a plethora of new condominiums.  Not only is it centrally located and thus steps to … Read More

Defining Toronto’s Internal Borders

Big cities often have districts, or official lines separating the Upper East Side from the Lower East Side, or uptown from midtown.  What about Toronto?  Unlike New York City, Chicago and other North American cities of its stature, Toronto has … Read More

John St. Revitalization Project: Everything You Wanted to Know

Proposed rendering for John St. Image c/o the City of Toronto. A roughly $30 million revitalization project on John St. has been in the works for many years now. The purpose of the redevelopment is to beautify the street as … Read More

Union Station Gets a Facelift

The exterior rendering of the revitalized Union Station. Image c/o Urban Toronto. Over its long history, there have been a few notable passengers, including King George VI, General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Winston Churchill. Today, Union Station is Canada’s busiest … Read More

New Condominium Projects Outnumbering Single Housing Ones

Compared to 2010, the number of condominium starts in 2011 overall rose by 17%, while single home starts decreased by 12% during the same time period. These are the latest figures according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., a … Read More

Is Toronto considering taking it even higher?

Yep, you heard us, Toronto just keeps getting higher and higher. Or, at least aspirations of our city’s urban planners do. Yesterday, CBC News reported that gondola transit could be on the horizon for Toronto. We thought this was pretty neat and decided to investigate… Read More

Pop-Up Urban Planning In Toronto

According to a recent Globe and Mail article, “pop-up” urban planning is a “smart” and “savvy” form of urban experimentation. It allows municipal governments to experiment with urban revitalization projects on a temporary basis. This allows city planners to try out new projects without committing the city’s or tax payer’s money… Read More

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